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Rising Rents and Vacancy Rates Indicate Landlord’s Market

Rising Rents and Vacancy Rates Indicate Landlord’s Market

Posted on 28. Feb, 2012 by .

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Research conducted by the National Association of Realtors suggests multifamily housing is gearing up to be a landlord’s market demanding a rise in rent increases. According to Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, job creation is one of the driving forces behind the market change.

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Tom Brady’s Green Mansion Nears Completion

Tom Brady’s Green Mansion Nears Completion

Posted on 21. Dec, 2011 by .

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Tom Brady’s green dream mansion in Los Angeles is nearly completed, and should be quite the touchdown pass to environmentalists.

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MFR and SFR Property Management

MFR and SFR Property Management

Posted on 12. Oct, 2011 by .

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While there are many companies that specialize in either multi-family property management or single family home management, some companies are able to do both successfully. If you’re currently making the transition from multi-family to single family home management, or are adding home management to your menu of services, there are a few things you will need to take under consideration:

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Tenant Referral Fees

Tenant Referral Fees

Posted on 30. Sep, 2011 by .

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Tenant referral fees can be a great way to increase occupancy rates without spending a lot of money advertising. There are many advantages to instituting a referral program, including the following:

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Rental Applications: Knowing the Rules and Requirements

Rental Applications: Knowing the Rules and Requirements

Posted on 16. Sep, 2011 by .

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As property managers, we confront the ever-changing process of attracting and qualifying new residents to fill vacancies. With the legal landscape also changing, it’s increasingly important to understand the laws governing rental applications in the state where we manage our rental properties.

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With Few Vacancies, Rents Rise in San Francisco

With Few Vacancies, Rents Rise in San Francisco

Posted on 18. Aug, 2011 by .

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Apartment rents are on the rise and vacancy rates are down in San Francisco, CA. These young renters prioritize the location of their apartment above other amenities and are willing to compete for the space and pay top dollar for it.

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Property Manager Fined $85K for Breaking Lead Paint Law

Property Manager Fined $85K for Breaking Lead Paint Law

Posted on 22. Jul, 2010 by .

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Boston landlord, John C. Jones, is being fined almost $85,000 for failure to properly disclose the presence of lead paint to his tenants.

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Resident Application Approval Process: Red Flags

Resident Application Approval Process: Red Flags

Posted on 29. Jun, 2010 by .

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In my last article, Resident Application Approval Process: Key Indicators, I discussed areas to look at when reviewing an applicant’s credit history. What follows is a list of potential red flags.

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Resident Application Approval Process: Key Indicators

Resident Application Approval Process: Key Indicators

Posted on 17. Jun, 2010 by .

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Years ago, approving applicants was a relatively simple process. You checked an applicant’s credit report, perhaps called a former landlord, verified employment, and soon you were taking deposits and setting up a move-in date. Like many other things, the rules have changed.

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May Property Management Marketing Ideas

May Property Management Marketing Ideas

Posted on 07. May, 2010 by .

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I know that by the time I start seeing snippets of sunshine peeking through the Seattle clouds, the rest of the country must be 3 or 4 weeks into the beautiful weather that late April and Early May bring. As long as the outside is enticing, people will do the most that they can to spend time in it, which hopefully means a spike in on site traffic for you!

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Yet Another 5 Inexpensive Ways to Improve Rental Properties

Yet Another 5 Inexpensive Ways to Improve Rental Properties

Posted on 05. May, 2010 by .

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Property owners and managers are competing for new residents at an advantageous time. To compete effectively and economically, property managers are “turning up their imaginations” to make their properties more desirable. Here are five ideas to consider:

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Even More Ways to Improve Rental Properties Inexpensively

Even More Ways to Improve Rental Properties Inexpensively

Posted on 19. Mar, 2010 by .

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Yesterday I received an advertisement from a rental car company. It simply stated, “The next time you need a rental car call us and receive a free upgrade”, and they meant it.

The word “free” strikes a positive chord for us all. So if I’m a couple looking for an apartment or a rental home and I see the word “free”, I’m likely to investigate this offer.

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5 Inexpensive Ways to Improve Your Rental Properties

5 Inexpensive Ways to Improve Your Rental Properties

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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If you had an unlimited budget for upgrading your properties you wouldn’t need an article like this one. In the current economic reality, we have to be creative and financially careful when we are trying to make our units more appealing.

As a property manager, you know what it is like to have a tight schedule and an even tighter budget, so I thought I’d share with you some simple and “cheap” ways to spruce up your inventory to attract new residents.

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The Deal Fell Through, So Why Should I Thank You?

The Deal Fell Through, So Why Should I Thank You?

Posted on 17. Sep, 2009 by .

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I’m very lucky in the fact that, after moving out here years ago, I found/developed an amazing group of friends. They’ve taught me the differences between college friendships and adult friendships, (biggest difference being that when you throw a party in college, people bring beer and there’s major clean up…as an adult, they bring wine […]

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8 Ideas for Making More Move-In Day Magic!

8 Ideas for Making More Move-In Day Magic!

Posted on 18. Aug, 2009 by .

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I think it should be a requirement for people who work in the multifamily industry to rent an apartment, at communities they don’t directly work at, for at least 5 years, moving at least once every 24 months. What would possess me to make such an outlandish request of my fellow industry compatriots? One word: […]

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